This is Bruce from Alpine Valley School.
Just a quick comment on the "if you build it, they will come" argument.
While it's true that Sudbury founders have to possess incredible faith and
boundless conviction that their efforts will bear fruit, I have seen this
taken too far. Unless you balance it with an equal amount of hard-headed,
practical thinking, unless you treat your school as a business, all the
idealism in the world cannot save you if your efforts start to crash and
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